The market Ange is looking at 'strongly' for Celtic January business; it's not just Japan
Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou is strongly looking at the English market ahead of the January transfer window, The Daily Record has reported.
Journalist Scott Burns believes in addition to attracting talent from the J-League, which Postecoglou has expert knowledge of, Celtic have also been scouring the English leagues for players to bring across the border.
Burns told The Record podcast: “Maeda is another player Ange Postecoglou knows well and if he comes in, which is likely, or another striker then January will be a time for Albian Ajeti to go out the door. He hasn’t featured as much of late. He played and scored a few goals but doesn’t look to be Ange’s cup of tea and he’s one of the big earners.
“I would suspect if Celtic could do a deal they’d be looking to get him out to free up the space for new signings
“There will be two or three others that come in. I know he’s looking strongly at the English market and he can now get eyes on his own British-style targets as well as the Japanese market which he obviously knows well.”
From a supporter’s perspective, there’s less intrigue and excitement about British-based players coming to Celtic Park than someone like Daizen Maeda. However, in the summer the England-focused strategy did land Postecoglou one of his best signings in Joe Hart.
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Cameron Carter-Vickers was another who arrived from Spurs and is shining right now.
In recent years Celtic have also enjoyed the services of loan players such as Mohamed Elyounoussi. There is definitely value to be had if the Bhoys play their cards right.
With Celtic having more resources than anyone else in the Scottish Premiership, January could be just the kind of advantage we need to secure silverware this season.